Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with remote teams, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
When team members work in different locations, there are additional factors …to consider. Taking the pros and cons of remote teams …into account when you schedule and assign resources will help keep your project …running smoothly. The first step in assigning members of …remote teams should be familiar. Set up team members' work schedules to …reflect their working days and times. If people work in different time zones, …choose a primary time zone for the project. …The one where you work, or the one where most people are located, for example.…
Then, define each person's working times based on that time zone. …Keep in mind that if people work in different companies or countries, you …need to identify holidays and other non-working time that may differ from …your company or country. For international teams, it's often a …challenge to find a good time for phone calls, reviews and other interactions. …Talk to the team members involved to determine the most convenient time and …schedule the task then. After you get working and nonworking …
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- Identifying the work that needs to be done
- Adding milestones
- Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
- Assigning resources
- Balancing workloads
- Adding buffers and baselines to the schedule
- Uncovering and correcting out schedule problems<br><br>
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Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Sequencing Tasks
3. Assigning Resources to Tasks
4. Planning to Balance Workloads
5. Optimizing Schedules
6. Managing Schedules
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